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New radiator - now starts and dies? WTF?

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:02 PM
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Default New radiator - now starts and dies? WTF?

I swapped out the radiator in my 98 xc70, now it stats just fine but right when you would expect it to idle, it dies. It doesn't sputter just dies like I turned off the ignition. The battery light and the UP arrow I can't remember the name of stays on. New battery and trac unit last year. Any thoughts on what the heck I did?

I guess I should have titled this, "won't stay running". I suspect this is something simple but I can't figure it out.
 

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:27 AM
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I charged the battery overnight and then it didn't want to start. It would just crank. On the 3rd or 4th try it did start idled roughly for a couple seconds then died.
 
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:15 PM
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I hadn't filled the block with coolant, just put it in the reservoir. DOH!
 
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:02 AM
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So is the car running now? The car should run with no coolant. The coolant tank is the only way to fill the system.
 
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